Pregnant women with sleep apnea are FOUR TIMES more likely to suffer severe life-threatening conditions in childbirth.
- Brown University researchers studied data on more than 1.5 million pregnancies
- They found the condition increased hospital stay length from 3 to 5 days
- It also increased the need for the ICU by 174%, and risk of preeclampsia by 122%
- Eclampsia risk (a severe preeclampsia that causes seizures) went up by 125%